Thinking of coming to Cape Town for the World Cup? Well we’ve got you all sorted out! With over 10 places we recommend you stay, we ensure that you will have a great time in the Cape of Good Hope.
Whether you come to Cape Town to watch a live match at the spectacular Green Point Stadium, or you are just here to join in the spirit of festivities, be sure that the Western Cape will promise a good experience for you and your family!
“If the Western Cape were a woman, she would turn heads. As a province of South Africa, the Western Cape draws millions of visitors each year to a seemingly small area if compared with other provinces in South Africa, but one that is so beautiful that it can’t help the distinct attention it draws.” – SA Venues
From the beautiful buildings in Cape Town CBD, to the scenic vineyards of the Boland; from 5 star accomodation, to farm cottages; the Western Cape has something for everyone, all within a small space.
I once met a tourist from Berlin in Franschhoek and I asked him why he came to South Africa, especially to the Western Cape. He answered with a kind of “duh, why not” attitude and told me about all the beautiful places he has visited and that the Western Cape has so much to offer for its size.
Top Ten ‘Must Do’s” in the Western Cape: (according to CapeTownTourism)
- Tackle Table Mountain
- Dive with Nile Crocodiles
- Tour the Bo-Kaap on foot
- Play the best golf of your life along the Garden Route
- Swim with the African Penguins
- Visit Langa, Nyanga and Gugulethu, the oldest townships in Cape Town
- Go shark cage diving
- Kitesurf the Cape West Coast
- Taste the globally acclaimed wines of the Cape Winelands
- Go on a horseback Big 5 safari
This proves that the Western Cape has a lot to offer each individual! And with the variety of activities, comes a variety of exclusive getaways, with some located less that an hour’s drive from the Green Point Stadium, or one of the Fan Parks.
According to TimesLive, Cape Town has spent a lot of money on upgrading the Grand Parade, its official fan park, which can accommodate 28000 fans. So if you’re in the area, come and join in the fun and activities in support of the Fifa 2010 Soccer World Cup.
The city will also set up public viewing areas at the Athlone Civic, Bellville Velodrome, Swartklip sports complex and Oliver Tambo sports centre in Khayelitsha. There is also a public viewing area for Stellenbosch in the pipeline.
Don’t know where to stay? Well, here are some suggestions that is either close to the stadium, the fan park or the public viewing areas, where you will experience true South African hospitality:
- Romney Park
- Les Cascades
- Twelve Apostles Hotel
- 26 Sunset Ave.
- Glen Avon
- Steenberg Hotel
- Colona Castle
- Palmiet Valley
- Franschhoek Country House
- Le Franschhoek
- Majeka House
- River Manor
If I could recommend something to you, I would say close your eyes and point your finger towards a random one, because you can’t go wrong with either one.
If you are not sure that Cape Town and the Western Cape is for you, then watch this and you will surely not doubt coming to this beautiful place where dreams meet reality!